List of Top Hill Stations in India, Names, Best time to visit

List of Top Hill Stations in India | Names: The hill stations are high towns for recreation, and enjoyment, and are used as a place to escape the heat in India. This becomes an excellent spot to escape such hot and humid conditions as well as a place of enjoyment of quality time with your family and partner during summer. Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British around a central mall to get respite from the summer heat.

Most of the hill stations in India are located in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Meghalaya in the Himalayas and in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, and Tamilnadu in western ghats. Some are located in the eastern ghats of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Some of the hill stations in India were set up by the British who wanted to get a respite from the hot and humid temperatures of the lower cities. Hill stations become popular destinations among travellers and tourists from all over the country across the world. Here in the article, we discuss a list of top hill stations in India.

List of Top Hill Stations in India

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is a small town in the Kumaon range in Uttarakhand. Nainital is also known as the Lake District of India. It is one of the most popular destinations in India. Nainital provides offers for fun for the solo traveller. The adventures are parasailing, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, and rock climbing. The bazaars in this town are always busy and the streets lead to beautiful forest and demand to visit this place so many times.


 Manali, Himachal Pradesh

The Kullu valley offers views of scenic snow-clad peaks and lush forests as well as a number of activities. Camping, heli-skiing, rock climbing, trekking, and rafting are among the top adventure sports. Tourist destinations of Manali include Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, and many Tibetan monasteries around the area.


Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie offers the Doon valley to the south and the Himalayas to the north. This hill station is located around 34 kilometres from Dehradun. It was developed for tourism and has the slightest difficulty finding in the charming town. Mussoorie has been specially developed for tourism and is full of places to visit. The people can take a car ride to Gun Hill, walk along Mall Road, or head towards the highest point, Lal Tibba, for some beautiful views.


Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg becomes the highest gondola in the world that runs up to almost four thousand metres above ground level. Skiing and snowboarding are tourist activities in the area. The market offers tourists jewellery, pashmina, and souvenirs. Hotels, bars, and dhabas serve delicious food in and around the market area.


Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling has magnificent views of Mount Kanchenjunga, waterfalls, and several hills. This is one of the best hill stations in India and is famous for its large tea estates. Most tour packages include tours of tea plantations and several waterfalls. It is a very famous feature of Darjeeling is its toy train which makes for a very memorable ride. The popular tourist attractions at the hill station are observatory hill, ghoom monastery, and senchal lake.


Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya. Monsoon is the best time to visit Shillong. The surrounding landscapes in Shillong are captivating spend your time here at Shillong peak and gaze at the green hills, and enjoy a boat ride over Umiam lake. The city has adventures like water sports, kayaking and water skiing lakes.


Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and offers joys in the city of the hill station. The city has a ropeway which provides a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding locales. Walking is the best way for visitors. Several restaurants and bars around the city provide local delicious and international cuisine. The tourist destinations are Tsongmo lake, Tashi viewpoint, Banjhakri hill, and the Rumtek Monastery are some of the destinations covered in Gangtok.


Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu

Kodaikanal translates to the Gift of the forest. The most visited places in Kodaikanal include Kodai lake, Guna caves, and green valley. The people around the lake, boating or horse riding are the places to visit.


Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is the largest Tibetian monastery among the hill station in India. Tawang is mountain air and offers some opportunities. The people visit 400-year-old Tawang Gompa to turn the prayer wheels before the people walk around the town.


Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar is snow clad peaks like nanda devi, kedarnath, panchachuli, chaukhamba, and nanda kot. The people must visit the zero point of the Himalayan peaks. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several beautiful species of birds, plants, and rare animals.


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